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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 17

Thank you for joining me in the misadventures of my parents, the Whitmore‘s (smile). Sometimes I feel like the biggest Debbie Downer in the world but I must tell you that my life is a never ending soap opera. Not always bad but certainly not always good. I just never

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Family Caregiving – The Strength Within

Being a family caregiver for an ailing spouse, child, or parent is not an easy task. The role opens you up to a host of new responsibilities that are often intimidating and unfamiliar. That’s why it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated. But who said your caregiving experience has

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Taking Hazards Out of Home Life

Too often, seniors and people with disabilities suffer in silence. They accept the lack of access ramps, counter-tops that are too high for wheelchair use or, like Drew from our cover story, door knobs that are painful to use, because they either lack the skills, the ability or the budget

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4 Ways a Will Protects Your Legacy

We all want to leave the world better than we found it. A Will makes it easy to ensure a positive impact after we’re gone. But shockingly, 67 percent of Americans have yet to create one! Here are four ways you can use this important document to keep your legacy

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Drew’s Story: From Painful to Pain-Free!

“It was life-changing the way they helped me get around.” It’s the little things in life that we often take for granted. Opening a door, cooking our own breakfast – we do these things without a second thought. But it’s a whole different experience for Drew. While serving in the

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Steps to Prevent a Fall

As you get older taking extra precautions to prevent falls from occurring often is important. Take control and stay safe with these five steps: Find a good balance or exercise program – Look into local resources or technique classes that can help you build balance, strength, and flexibility. You can also look

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 16

Very rarely does my family come together and put aside all of our differences to actually enjoy one another, it usually only happens during the holiday season. Of course, my parents have always been at the apex of all the celebrations growing up and now that our lives have been altered

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Dementia affects memory, cognition, and social abilities. If you are caring for someone with dementia, then you’ll need to deal with the symptoms and changes—cognitive, physical, and psychological—that come with this progressive disease. It’s Not Easy Caring for someone with dementia isn’t something that’s automatic, intuitive, or that will come

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Family Caregivers

How to Know When Your Parents Need More Support

Transitioning into the caregiver role for your parents can be challenging at first. It is extremely important keep an eye out for drastic changes and to begin the transition as soon as you begin to notice red flags. It will be hard to tell your parents what to do or over-question them

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How to Be a Motivational Caregiver

As a caregiver, it is important to be as motivational as possible with your care recipient. With all the changes they might be going through, it may be tough for them to stay physically and mentally strong-minded by themselves. Considering more often than not, caregivers are the only sort of

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The Caregiving Personality

The Caregiving Personality

Not everyone has the personality to become a caregiver, and that’s okay! If your loved one(s) are getting older and you’re starting to need more help taking care of them, it may be time to seek out caregiving services. Before you bring a caregiver on board, here are a few

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 15

Did you know that high blood pressure as well as high cholesterol have been directly linked to Alzheimer’s and Dementia? At least that’s what all my research is leading to. Studies have shown that these common health issues have some type of correlation to the brain deterioration that occurs with

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Before Becoming a Foster Parent for Adults

Before you open up your home by becoming a foster parent for FSL’s Adult Foster Care clients, there are a few key aspects you should put into consideration. While the job is rewarding in its own ways, making sure you stay on top of the process is extremely important. What

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